Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Is In the Air

It's the 15th, so it's time for the Dueling Darlings to post their montly creations. We are two teams with a hostess for each. The hostesses (Tami for the Divas and Darlene for the Dazzlers) came up with a wonderful theme - I Love Fall!

Darlene sent the Dazzlers a most awesome kit - filled with way too much stuff to use in one card. Papers, papers, and more papers (I'm hoarding several pieces... LOL!) and embellishments galore, too. Thank you, Darlene!

Here's my card:

You may not be able to tell from the picture, but one of the things Darlene included in her kit was little wooden ovals and such. I was determined to find a way to use one on my card, since Darlene wrote, "I wonder if you'll come up with a way to use them on your card?" I did! See the be grateful oval on my card front? I glued/adhered a piece of designer paper to the oval and then after the glue had dried, I used a nail file to trim off the excess, for an easy embellishment.

Here is a (very poor) picture of the total inside of my card:

Here's the focal part of the inside of my card:

The hostesses this month also asked us to share a favorite fall/autum recipe on our blog posts. I love making soup and thought I'd share a soup recipe, but then realized that most of my soups I don't really use a recipe, I just dump lots of things in the pot, so decided not to post a soup recipe. Instead I will post a recipe that is full of yummy apples (a favorite fall fruit that our family picks off the trees annually).

Snickering Apple Salad

Apples, peeled and chopped

Snickers Candy Bars, chopped

8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed

1 box French Vanilla Instant Pudding

Mix the Cool Whip and pudding in a bowl; add the apples and Snickers. Stir well.


Have I ever mentioned that I'm a lazy cook? I love easy recipes!!!

Okay, now it's time to check out the other Dueling Darling blogs. Let's go...



Image: Stampin' UP! Sweet Seasons

Ink: Memento and Copic Markers

Cardstock: Stamin' UP! Dusty Durango and Marigold Morning

Designer Paper: Paper Studio and/or DCWV

Embellishments: Paper Studio and/or K & Co.


Darlene said...

Jeanette, this card is the bomb! Very creative treatment with the balsa wood, too! The coloring is adorable (as usual) and the inside layout and embellishments are a real treat.
Love your sweet recipe too. Will add it to the list (shhh, dont tell my Dr. I'm supposed to watch my sugar)
Glad that you enjoyed the kit. Hugs!

April said...

Yum!! Your recipe sounds great!

I love your coloring of the is so adorable! And, the inside is fabby-dabby!

So many things to chose from...that was the hardest part this month!

Terry Ladwig said...

I love you card Jeanette! Very creative with the oval balsa wood. You always come up with something that I would NEVER have thought of!!

I love that does Steve and he isn't a big fruit eater!

Great job on the challenge!!

Melina said...

love the leaves peeking out from the side! beautiful! Yummy recipe too :)

Judy McMullen said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card, Jeanette! This says Autumn/Fall to me with all the rich vibrant colors of the season. Love the paper, the leaves, the wooden oval with sentiment and that beautifully colored image!!! Great interior desigh as well. Awesome card!
Oh, the Snickering Apple Salad sounds so yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a great card - it just shouts fall! I love your idea for the oval - I have a few of those floating around that I'm going to have to try it out on!

MiamiKel said...

Ohhh ANother Autumn beauty! I think I love the leaves most of all - like they just blew in on a Fall day and landed vicariously around (like they would on a Fall day, loL!) Super coloring - love how so many of you thought to use brads as the wheels ... never crossed my mind! then again, I was obsessed with the happy faces I found, hee hee! This is just supah, J! Now, what to do next month with our roller skating idea ..... hmmmmmmm..... *G* Love ya! x0x0

Carol W said...

Wow Jeanette, I love your card. I've had the salad before but didn't write down the recipe so I keep forgetting to make it...It is awesome, thanks for writing it down for me...giggle....(now I can't forget)....I love your whole card. The dsp and layout on the front of the card is awesome and the inside is TDF....great job my friend....♥

:: BlueInks :: said...

Such a fun card! I love that it is so decorated inside and out. Great idea on the balsa wood. Outstanding job this round!!!!

dweatter said...

Your recipe is a delicious as your card. Love all the DP and layers upon layers. I love layers. Love the brads in your wagon wheels and the way you used the oval for your sentiment...we must have been thinking on the same wavelength!

Barb said...

Jeanette--what an awesome card. I love all of the colors and the leaves make the card! I think the wood oval is sweet--way to take on Darlene's challenge!

The reciped is a keeper!

~Paola~ said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTT what a winner of a card!! Awesome in all front how you layered it so richly both outside and inside...your coloring is stunning too, and I sure like the sentiment in the wooden oval of course...ehehe did something similar myself...*wink*
The whole card ensamble is quite stunning! *tfs* xox

Julie L. said...

Great card!!

Julie L.

Jamie Sanchez said...

Awesome card Jeanette! I love all that's going on with your card. Great way to use that wooden oval! :D Looks fab!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Hello my Forest Ranger ~

I hoarded quite a few pieces of DP as well! The ones you chose to use for your card are fantastic. Just love everything with your card!

And I love the Dusty Durango shades, it's one of my FAVORITES

I hope you have a splendid visit with your family ~ HUGS!


Gina Lindsay said...

This is just gorgeous! I have tons of those little wooden pieces collecting dust in the back of a drawer. Thanks for some inspiration for what to do with them.